Feminist City is an ongoing experiment in living differently, living better, and living justly in an urban world n nWe live in the city of men Our public spaces are not designed for female bodies There is little consideration for women as mothers, workers or carers The urban streets often are
For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood... and the Rest of Y'all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education13 August 2020 | By Christopher Emdin | Filed in: urban studies.
Merging real stories with theory, research, and practice, a prominent scholar offers a new approach to teaching and learning for every stakeholder in urban education.Drawing on his own experience of feeling undervalued and invisible in classrooms as a young man of color and merging his experiences w
n A stunning, deeply reported investigation into the housing crisis n n nSpacious and affordable homes used to be the hallmark of American prosperity Today, however, punishing rents and the increasingly prohibitive cost of ownership have turned housing into the foremost symbol of inequality and an e
Failing schools Underprivileged schools Just plain bad schools That s how Eve L Ewing opens Ghosts in the Schoolyard describing Chicago Public Schools from the outside The way politicians and pundits and parents of kids who attend other schools talk about them, with a mix of pity and conte
The term gentrification has become a buzzword to describe the changes in urban neighborhoods across the country, but we don t realize just how threatening it is It means than the arrival of trendy shops, much maligned hipsters, and expensive lattes The very future of American cities as vibran
By the late 1960s and early 1970s, reeling from a wave of urban uprisings, politicians finally worked to end the practice of redlining Reasoning that the turbulence could be calmed by turning Black city dwellers into homeowners, they passed the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, and set abo
Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life13 August 2020 | By Eric Klinenberg | Filed in: urban studies.
An eminent sociologist and bestselling author offers an inspiring blueprint for rebuilding our fractured society We are living in a time of deep divisions Americans are sorting themselves along racial, religious, and cultural lines, leading to a level of polarization that the country hasn t seen
Mayors Richard M Daley and Rahm Emanuel have touted and promoted Chicago as a world class city The skyscrapers kissing the clouds, the billion dollar Millennium Park, Michelin rated restaurants, pristine lake views, fabulous shopping, vibrant theater scene, downtown flower beds and stellar archi
The Well-Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations, and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life13 August 2020 | By Jonathan F.P. Rose | Filed in: urban studies.
2017 PROSE Award Winner Outstanding Scholarly Work by a Trade Publisher n nIn the vein of Jane Jacobs s The Death and Life of Great American Cities and Edward Glaeser s Triumph of the City, Jonathan F P Rose a visionary in urban development and renewal champions the role of cities in addressing the
The average restless American will move 11.7 times in a lifetime For Melody Warnick, it was move 6, from Austin, Texas, to Blacksburg, Virginia, that threatened to unhinge her In the lonely aftermath of unpacking, she wondered Aren t we supposed to put down roots at some point How does where we
At a time of anxiety about the effectiveness of our national government, Rahm Emanuel provides a clear vision, for both progressives and centrists, of how to get things done in America today a bracing, optimistic vision of America s future from one of our most experienced and original political min
The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class-and What We Can Do About It13 August 2020 | By Richard Florida | Filed in: urban studies.
In recent years, the young, educated, and affluent have surged back into cities, reversing decades of suburban flight and urban decline And yet all is not well, Richard Florida argues in The New Urban Crisis Florida, one of the first scholars to anticipate this back to the city movement in his gro
In This is London, the author turns his reporter s eye on home, immersing himself in the hidden world of the city s immigrants from the richest to the poorest to discover the complex and varied individuals who are making London what it is today He s had dinner with oligarchs and meetings with f
The groundbreaking oral history that tells the stories of New Yorkers effecting and affected by gentrification If you live in a city and every year, and Americans do you ve seen firsthand how gentri fication has transformed our surroundings It has so altered the way cities look, feel, cos
A direct and fundamentally optimistic indictment of the short sightedness and intellectual arrogance that has characterized much of urban planning in this century, The Death and Life of Great American Cities has, since its first publication in 1961, become the standard against which all endeavors in